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Dec 18 2013

Behind the Panels Issue 82 – The Adventures of Barry Ween, Boy Genius

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In this issue, it’s graphic novels galore, mid-season finales and enough Spider-man films to make you moist. PLUS our Kick Ass Pick of the Week, The Adventures of Barry Ween: Boy Genius by Judd Winick.

Next Week: Father Christmas by Raymond Briggs.

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Vintage Clip of the Week

Batman 1950s Radio Show

What We’ve Been Reading/Watching

New Releases (11 December 2013):  Justice League 3000 #1

TV: Agents of S.H.I.E.L.D., Arrow (“The Scientist”)

For all the latest reviews, see the Graphic Bits Reviews
You can now also find us on ComicBookRoundup.com, where you can compare what critics say from all over the web.

News Headlines

  • Marvel has revealed a new original graphic novel due out in May. From writer Mike Carey and artist Salvador Larocca, X-Men: No More Humans is the first X-Men OGN since God Loves, Man Kills.
  • Marvel and ABC Studios announce a new original graphic novel, Castle: Unholy Storm. For those keeping score, this is a comic based on the works of an author who is actually a character in a television series
  • Sony has announced Spider-man spin-off films The Sinister Six and Venom under the guidance of Alex Kurtzman, Roberto Orci, Jeff Pinkner, Ed Solomon, and Drew Goddard
  • Getting in on the graphic novel action, DC Comics has announced  Black Canary and Zatanna: Bloodspell for May. It’s from writer Paul Dini and artist Joe Quinones
  • Captain America: The Winter Soldier has gone back for a few days of additional shooting. We guess they needed more Loki.
  • Rumours have hit the web that Fox’s forthcoming series Gotham is looking for someone to play a young Bruce Wayne…
  • “Bad Wolf Girl” Bille Piper will join the Oz Comic-Con in 2014 for the Adelaide and Perth events. For more details, visit OzComicCon.com
  • DC will kick off its “Five Years Later” event on Free Comic Book Day, with a new weekly comic “The New 52: Futures End” to follow in May.

Kick Ass Pick of the Week

This week we read The Adventures of Barry Ween: Boy Genius by Judd Winick. Buy it online and support the site.

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The closing music this week is “Kids in America” by Kim Wilde